Monday, November 21, 2011

A Lot of Yummy

I got these from Sugar Bakeshop for a sweet group of people who have been helping us out a lot lately. 

1. Vanilla with Honey-Buttercream 2. Chocolate with Chocolate Icing
3. Classic Caramel with Pecans 4 Coconut 5. Lime with Lime Curd Center
6. Vanilla with Sugared Blueberries 7. Pumpkin with Candid Ginger 8. Vanilla with Cranberry

Which one would you pick? I'd pick the Carmel or Honey Butter. I hope you had something sweet tonight! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Flowers

I saw these little pretties on King Street yesterday. Bright pansies remind me of springtime and so did this week's weather. It was 77 degrees yesterday! Thanksgiving is next week, right? I walked into Starbucks wearing a scarf and tights and other customers were wearing shorts and seersucker. Ah Charleston, your November weather has been so lovely. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jack Leigh

Jack Leigh is one of my all time favorite photographers. His body of work captures the coastal waters of South Carolina and Georgia better than any photographer I have seen. Pat Conroy's words are a perfect match for his photographs. 

Leigh has so many great books, it's hard to choose a favorite. If I had to narrow it down I would pick Oystering: A Way of Life, Nets and Doors: Shrimping in Southern Waters, and his retrospective, The Land I'm Bound To.

I am lucky enough to own this piece and look at it everyday! 
Several years ago M bought a couple prints for me and I could not be more grateful.

This photo reminds me of the my hometown and the oystermen who help maintain our waters. 

His books are full of glorious images but his most notable piece is on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. If you haven't been to Bonaventure Cemetery you should definitely make the trip. The cemetery is in Savannah on the Wilmington River and is incredibly peaceful. The great songwriter Johnny Mercer was laid to rest here.

Jack Leigh passed away in 2004 after a battle with colon cancer. He left the world a better place as he documented the South in a way that will preserve our salt marshes and barrier islands long after they're gone. 

Found 'em

Look who I saw hanging around on ebay. Remember these guys from my rainy days footwear post. For $30 these coral duck boots became mine. Thanks for voting on the last post but these were just too good of a deal. There's more where these came from in yellow, cream or dark green. This misty morning is begging for me to go four wheelin' or firewood hunting. Maybe an oyster roast later?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dizzy Apple Cider

I drank a lot of apple cider this weekend and I'm staring to wonder why I didn't add bourbon. I found this recipe for a crisp apple cider cocktail. Two parts fresh apple cider, two parts ginger ale and one part bourbon. Yum! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday Flowers (one day late)

These flowers made their way to my house this week, and I couldn't be more excited about it. I love Fall!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Duck Boots


Please choose... because I always make you pick my favorite. Oh, and last time I bought these.  
Do you have weather boots? I would totally rock these at an oyster roast or a tailgate. I love them!